Adventures aboard The Pride of Africa train- Durban to Pretoria

After a rainy evening in Durban – we confined ourselves to the hotel and enjoyed a local dish – Bunny Chow, which is a curry served within a loaf of bread- what a great idea and utterly delicious! We got our more formal clothes out and were whisked to the railway station, where we were … More Adventures aboard The Pride of Africa train- Durban to Pretoria


Making the most of a flight change in Singapore, we decided to tack on two nights and one full day in Singapore. Poor Keith, he knew there was only one place I wanted to stay, and I wasn’t going to Singapore without staying there. Marina Bay Sands. The three towers with the surf board on … More Singapore


Crossing into Cambodia via speedboat sounds like an adventure, and let me tell you – it was. Some of our group, us included, had E visas, which it turned out wouldn’t be accepted where we were going. We were re-routed to an alternative border crossing which we travelled to by getting a speedboat out of … More Cambodia 

Adventures in the Mekong Delta and into Cambodia 

After leaving Saigon, we travelled by coach to the Mekong Delta area. We had some time on the river, including in tiny boats through small branches of the river. We saw locals and their community and felt like we were in Apocalypse now. It was simply brilliant. See our video highlights here We were taken … More Adventures in the Mekong Delta and into Cambodia 

Good Morning Vietnam!

October 2022 After 10 rescheduled attempts and 2.5 years since our original scheduled departure date, my goodness me, it was good to exclaim that as we landed in Hanoi mid morning of Wednesday. We’d had a long travel day, departing from London on Tuesday morning and travelling via Singapore to Hanoi, but Singapore Airlines made … More Good Morning Vietnam!

Exploring Egypt

For both Keith and me, it has been a long term ambition in life to visit Egypt. But it’s a country that comes with challenges, and we’ve sat patiently waiting for the right time to go. Keith has kept his eye on the Foreign office updates for years as we’ve discussed whether, when the time … More Exploring Egypt

Lake Titicata

After a quiet but pleasant evening in our hotel on the banks of Lake TIticata, we met our new local guide Jose, and boarded a private luxury speedboat for our day exploring Lake Titicata and the historic floating islands. Lake Titicata is the highest navigational lake in the world and is absolutely huge. It spans … More Lake Titicata